Iraq al Amir Women’s Cooperative

Learn traditional papermaking, pottery and more with your family at this renowned center for local training and knowledge.

Iraq Al-Amir was established by Noor Al-Hussein Foundation (NHF) in 1993, in the ottoman part of Iraq Al-Amir. Rich in historical sites dating back to the hellenistic era, the region is also famous for its many springs which turned the valley into a green garden that has become an important tourist attraction.

Iraq Al-Amir Women Cooperative Society has provided training projects for more than (150) women from all villages of Wadi Seer on various handicrafts and it is managed and run by women and ladies who are members of the Society which created many job opportunities for women of all ages.

The Handicrafts Village which is considered a major part of the Society was established in 2001 for the purpose of conserving the region’s environment and preserving its unique architectural heritage. It also helps developing crafty skills to the local women and girls, and gives them a better chance to finding a job and contributing to their society.

The Handicraft Village produces many different products through the different workshops it has:

  • Hand-Made Fabric Workshop
  • Clear Soap Workshop
  • Ceramic and Pottery Workshop
  • Chemicals Free Hand-Made Paper Workshop
  • Showroom
  • Tourist Center
  • Iraq Al-Amir Knowledge Station
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